New Philharmonic Honored As 2017 Professional Orchestra Of The Year By The Illinois Council Of Orchestras

By Community Contributor Ann Fink, Chicago Tribune Glen Ellyn New Philharmonic, under the direction of music director and conductor Kirk Muspratt, has been named recipient of the Illinois Council of Orchestras’ 2017 ICO Award for Professional Orchestra of the Year. This award is in recognition of New Philharmonic’s excellence in the field of music performance … More New Philharmonic Honored As 2017 Professional Orchestra Of The Year By The Illinois Council Of Orchestras

New Philharmonic ends season with ‘Encore’

By Annie Alleman, Aurora Beacon-News, Chicago Tribune Naperville Sun The New Philharmonic closes out its season at the McAninch Arts Center this weekend, showcasing a Spanish concerto and an organ symphony. Music director Kirk Muspratt conducts the New Philharmonic as it presents “Encore,” featuring Chicago Symphony Orchestra assistant concert master and guest violinist David Taylor. Performances … More New Philharmonic ends season with ‘Encore’

New Philharmonic Honored as 2017 Professional Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras

By BWW News Desk New Philharmonic, under the direction of music director and conductor Kirk Muspratt, has been named recipient of the Illinois Council of Orchestras’ 2017 ICO Award for Professional Orchestra of the Year. This award is in recognition of New Philharmonic’s excellence in the field of music performance was adjudicated by a panel … More New Philharmonic Honored as 2017 Professional Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Mikado’ a ‘farce’ to be reckoned with

By Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune Naperville Sun The dead of winter heats up with a rollicking comedic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan staged at The Mac in Glen Ellyn. New Philharmonic presents “The Mikado” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of … More Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Mikado’ a ‘farce’ to be reckoned with

Brotherly advice pushes Wheaton native toward opera career

By Jamie Sotonoff and Dann Gire, Daily Herald Growing up in Wheaton, music was a big part of brothers Steve and David Govertsen’s lives. “We didn’t have that athletic thing going for us,” David said. “It’s kind of what we found our way into, I guess.” The choice has taken David Govertsen far. He teaches … More Brotherly advice pushes Wheaton native toward opera career

New Philharmonic Opens 2017 with Michael La Tour’s Staging of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” at the MAC Jan. 28 & 29

By Community Contributor Ann Fink, Chicago Tribune Glen Ellyn New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, opens 2017 with Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” a comic opera in two acts, stage directed by Michael La Tour at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 … More New Philharmonic Opens 2017 with Michael La Tour’s Staging of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” at the MAC Jan. 28 & 29

Philharmonic presents global New Year’s Eve

By Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune, Naperville Sun Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a young opera singer and a full orchestra. New Philharmonic presents “New Year’s Eve with an International Twist” at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. The orchestra is under … More Philharmonic presents global New Year’s Eve

New Philharmonic Rings In The New Year With Classical And Pops Music, Champagne Toasts and Guest Tenor Jesse Donner at the MAC Dec. 31

By Community Contributor Ann Fink, Chicago Tribune, Glen Ellyn New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, performs three “New Year’s Eve with an International Twist” concerts at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Saturday, Dec. 31 at 2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. The program features classical and pop works plus a celebratory champagne toast and … More New Philharmonic Rings In The New Year With Classical And Pops Music, Champagne Toasts and Guest Tenor Jesse Donner at the MAC Dec. 31

Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet and New Philharmonic Unite for “The Nutcracker” at the MAC Dec. 17-18

By Community Contributor Ann Fink, Chicago Tribune, Glen Ellyn Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet (CFB) performs its 27th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1 and 5 p.m. New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, will … More Von Heidecke’s Chicago Festival Ballet and New Philharmonic Unite for “The Nutcracker” at the MAC Dec. 17-18